Larry Gleason

Modern Text Analysis


Larry Gleason – As an actor, he was seen on Broadway in the 1993 Tony-nominated Wilder, Wilder, Wilder—3 by Thornton Wilder and has appeared in numerous productions, both Off-Broadway and Regionally. In 2003, he joined the permanent faculty at Circle in the Square Theatre School to teach Text Analysis and Contemporary Scene Study. Privately, he coaches actors in classical and contemporary monologue and audition preparation, as well as Public Speaking Coaching for business professionals and their companies. Larry is a graduate of Circle’s Theatre School. He was taught by and has worked professionally with many of Circle’s past faculty including Michael Kahn, Nikos Psacharopoulos, Larry Moss, Jacqueline Brookes and Terese Hayden, as well as current faculty like Moni Yakim, Edward Berkeley, B.H. Barry and Lucille S. Rubin. For more on Larry and his work, visit his website:

“I often tell my students that I am merely passing on to them the traditions and teachings ingrained in me by former Circle teachers who taught me—Michael Kahn, Nikos Psacharopolous, Larry Moss, Jacqueline Brookes and Teresa Hayden, as well as my teachers who are still current faculty like Moni Yakim, Ed Berkeley, B.H. Barry and Lucille Rubin. I am the sum of their great theatrical and life wisdom. It is their inspiring philosophies that I pass on to the new generation of Circle students. I believe in the playwright and what he or she has to say and, via the gifts given to me by my teachers, I challenge my students to think, to question, to use their voice, their body, their present, their past and to dig deep into their emotional lives to bring to the stage a vibrant and truthful life. That is what I was taught. And that is what I pass on.”


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